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The best it can be

Temporary accommodation is not temporary any more. We need to get people out of those spaces and into a home they can call their own.

The best it can be

Temporary accommodation is not temporary any more. We need to get people out of those spaces and into a home they can call their own.

Thorough process

Not engaging is not the answer. You lose your opportunity to shape it.

A full-on project

I think it's a fantastic city. Some of that is topography, some of it is that it's not perfect.

Back to the borough

I'm not against a building that's taller than what's there at the moment if it looks the part and brings a buzz.

A plan to deliver

I'm able to say, if you're going to come and work in this bit of the borough, I know what's needed in that area.

Mind blowing

At Elephant Park the communal space, those shared allotments, were mind-blowing, as a way to create neighbourliness.

Raising spirits

At the time I went there, land was worth more for storing lorries on than for housing. The council took a really brave role to invest and raise land values and standards.

The whole picture

They don't just look good - they serve a real purpose as well.

Lived experience

We're not perfect but the work we've done on homelessness is quite phenomenal.